With the “fall run” on calves to the market coming up, I decided it would be a good time to discuss buying or raising replacement heifers. As a producer myself, I have bought and raised replacement heifers. Jason Cleere, Associate Professor and Texas AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist published an article comparing bought replacement heifers vs raised replacement heifers. The dollar values in the charts are outdated but you can plug in today’s prices to determine the current budget. I hope this article will give you some clarification on buying vs raising replacement heifers. Please click on the link below to obtain the article.